Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering

Students can enter at Stage 1 (University Foundation) or Stage 2 (First Year Degree) and are guaranteed progression to the second year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criteria are met. Stage 1 takes place at ICP using dedicated lecturers and benefit from small class sizes. Stage 2 takes place in the University of Portsmouth directly, supported with tutorials at ICP.

Pathways at the University of Portsmouth

High School




Stage 1: University Foundation

£13,400 (2 semester)

Stage 2: First Year Degree Studies

£13,400 (Integrated 2 semester)

Stage 3: Second Year Degree


Stage 4: Final Year Degree


Stated University of Portsmouth fees are a guide only and are subject to change. For the most up to date fee listings please visit All ICP course fees may be subject to review.


Stage 1: 2 semesters

Stage 2: 2 semesters


Stage 1: September and January

Stage 2: September

Stage 1: University Foundation


ICP at the University of Portsmouth


  • ICT Skills
  • Engineering Principles 1
  • Numerical Techniques 1
  • Research Method, Critical Thinking & Expression
  • Programming Concepts
  • Chemistry (Petroleum Engineering Only)
  • Design Concepts (Civil Engineering Only)
  • Engineering Principles 2
  • Numerical Techniques 3
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 3

Programme Specification – One semester

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Engineering


ICP at the University of Portsmouth


Programme Specification – Two semester

Stage 3: Second Year Degree


Faculty of Technology, University of Portsmouth


Stage 4: Final Year Degree


Faculty of Technology, University of Portsmouth

Degree awards from the University of Portsmouth


  • ICE - The Institution of Civil Engineers
  • IED - The Institution of Engineering Designers
  • IET - The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • IStructE - The Institution of Structural Engineers

Popular Careers

  • Civil Engineering
    • Associate Engineer
    • Civil Engineer
    • Coastal Engineering
    • Construction Engineer
    • Design and Development Engineer
    • Earthquake Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Geotechnical Engineer
    • Project Engineer
    • Structural Engineer
    • Surveying
    • Transportation Engineer
  • Computer Network Engineering
    • Network Administrator
    • Network (Systems) Engineer
    • Network (Service) Technician
    • Network Programmer/Analyst
    • Network/Information Systems Manager
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Aeronautical Engineer
    • Aerospace Engineer
    • Automotive Engineer
    • Chemical/Process Engineer
    • Control Engineer
    • Design Engineer
    • Electronics Engineer
    • Environmental Engineer
    • Instruments Engineer
    • Manufacturing Engineer
    • Materials Engineer
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • Power Systems Engineer
  • Electronic Engineering
    • Design Engineer
    • Development Engineer
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Engineering Specialist
    • Field Engineer
    • Project Engineer
    • Quality Control Engineer
    • Reliability Engineer
    • Research Engineer
    • Sales Engineer
    • Software Engineer
    • Systems Design Engineer
    • Test Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineering
    • Drilling and Production Engineer
    • Oil and Gas Exploration (Geophysics and Petro-Geology) Engineer
    • Reservoir Modelling, Engineering and Management
    • Refinery Operations Engineer
    • Reserves and production forecasting
    • Static and Dynamic Modelling of Reservoirs
    • Well Site Operations, including the evaluation of rocks and fluids

All of the University of Portsmouth's degrees provide a solid grounding, with 'hard edged' and reliable skills. As a result, graduates are always highly sought after by emplyers.

The Faculty of Technology provides an extensive variety of specialist courses, including Civil Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. With cutting-edge laboratories, close relationships with industry and excellent teaching on offer, University of Portsmouth students receive the very best start to their chosen career. All pathways can contain an optional 'sandwich' year in industry where students can gain invaluable, practical work experience. Those who undertake this year are amongst the most highly sought-after when seeking employment.

Civil Engineering

The School of Civil Engineering and Surveying is ranked 22nd in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2014 League Table). The Department has a variety of laboratories for materials and structures testing, fluid flow modeling and geotechnical investigation. Portsmouth has a long-established network of civil engineering consulting and contracting organisations that provide real-world case studies, curriculum advice and feedback on student's work.

The School Engineering

The School provides a thriving and exciting learning environment for students and recognises that engineering management and technology provides a more creative aspect in the field of engineering. Throughout their studies students will face exciting technical and business challenges and will develop their skills in scientific understanding and risk taking whilst experiencing working as part of a team.

Petroleum Engineering

Global economic growth is highly dependent on the long-term supply of oil and gas. Currently, there is a major international shortage of qualified engineers in the petroleum industry and this new course has been designed to produce graduates who wish to take advantage of the exciting and highly rewarding career prospects in this area.

  • Civil engineering is key to economic and social stability throughout the world and by studying this pathway, students can join the ranks of professionals who design, construct and manage tomorrow's towns and cities.
  • 2 possible start dates (September, January).

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